Nearly all trains on this route currently have all seats taken. I understand that, at the moment, all trains are formed with 4 coaches due to some trains being long-term out of use? It is just a question of more or less standing space. If they carried 'commuters' the net result would just be more people standing. There is however no question of conventional morning peak and evening peak commuters from Bolton being carried on these services as they won't call at all.